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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This quote speaks to the need to be original in your life, explore new directions, and make your own way. Both Emerson and Thoreau wrote often about this notion of making new paths

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We sometimes forget just how unique we are, because we are taught from such an early age – and all throughout our schooling – to conform to rigid standards. Passing a standard is considered a measurement of success, whereas failing

This is one of my favorite quotes from Henry David Thoreau. I often refer to it when I am struggling or in need of inspiration or motivation. Imagination allows us to form images in our minds. We can recreate moments in time, adapt or modify those moments, or create new ones. We also can do

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill There is so much talk about privileges, or the advantages that some have over others. In my opinion, it is waste of energy to think or argue about such things. You cannot change your skin color,

Rodney Dangerfield Jokes

Here are some of my favorite Rodney Dangerfield jokes… I will update as I uncover more gems from his old performances, especially those on the Johnny Carson Show. If you have any you remember, post them in the comments or send me an e-mail. My Favorite Rodney Dangerfield Jokes I have to tell you. Last

ESPN Has Removed Commenting From Its Website

While ESPN’s quality in reporting has been in decline, one of the ONLY reasons to “read the articles” was to get to the end and comment on the articles – either to offer insight, trash ESPN, or just go crazy with absurd trade suggestions or just have fun… I had a bunch of comments that


Back in January of 2018, I outlined goals for several different lines of business that I am involved in, as well as personal and political interests. I am excited to report that several initiatives are getting closer to being fully realized. Professional Courses On Social Web Tactics We just released the list of courses that

If this article from ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Redskins consider tagging Kirk Cousins to trade him) is true, it only proves (as if we needed more proof) that the Redskins front office does not make good business decisions. Let’s think about this. If this article is true, then the Redskins, on the heels of trading for Kansas

If you have ever looked for really good inspirational and motivational quotes, there is a bounty of websites with long lists of quotes from classical and modern sources. In my opinion, I think quite a few of them have quotes that really miss the mark, and lack the right kind of inspirational or motivational quality.

It is hard to believe it was 32 years ago today that I (a fifth grader) turned on the news, and saw that the space shuttle Challenger explosion. The impact of that moment is still strong – 32 years later. That period of national mourning so many of us experienced was unlike any other. And

Business Goals - Michael Hackmer - 2018

As we inch closer to the new year, I have decided to put to the screen some of my business goals for 2018. These are some of the goals I have on paper and in my head. They are not meant to be final, but should provide some insight into the business direction I am

Sock Slider System - As Seen On TV

I love inventions, and successful entrepreneurial stories. My Pillow comes to mind (Click here for the My Pillow website). Is the Sock Slider (Click here for Sock Slider website) another My Pillow? I decided to write about this quickly, since my wife and I saw a commercial for it on Sunday morning, and thought it was

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

I enjoyed the story from Daniel Craig (not relation to the actor that I am aware of) from the PhillyVoice about how Fox Sports, faced with one of the most appealing NFL games of the day (and the season given its playoff implications), is trying to avoid embarrassment during their pre-game show from the LA